Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Luba Elbaum - January 20, 1982


Are you at ease talking about this?


Does it bother you to talk about this?

No, already I'm used to this. I've forgotten because first when I just came nightmares I have a lot. Nightmares. I was in the night screaming and then rushing and my mother and father, my--all was nightmare. Everything was nightmare. Even when I have my daughter in Germany, you know, and I went hard labor and it was--took like two, three days. And then I came the last second I remember, so I was screaming "Ma! Ma! Ma! Ma! Ma!" and I was saying my mother. And when a German lady came in and said "Oh, ??? madchen," because I saw my mother came. And I always saw my mother and I saw my father. Probably the dream, probably. Because I really don't remember too much my sisters and brothers because I was the oldest one. I remember a little bit the name. Just when you start the war, I still remember him. But now more like friends. But after the war I couldn't find nobody. All were gone. Because Lublin, this--that place where we used to live around, most gone. Most are more is like a larger ghetto, more people. But this place, Lublin, Bełżyce is almost--there was most gone.

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